Monday, December 14, 2009

Radio amateurs in India get new frequencies

Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, who is the President of ARSI - the IARU recognized national organization of India, is said to be reporting that the "Wireless Planning & Coordination Wing (WPC), India's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Department of Telecommunications have written to him to inform them that 10100-10150 kHz has been allocated to Amateur Radio Services on a secondary basis in India. This means that VU2 hams are free to use this on a non-interference basis with existing users of these frequencies.Earlier, temporary permission was issued from time to time for this WARC band. It has also been communicated to Gopal that the 50-52 MHz (6m) band cannot be allocated now since it has already been allocated to otherservices.
ADDED NOTE: Steve, VU3USJ, mentions, "Gopal, VU2GMN, who has been in contact with the relevant authorities in Delhi, says he is trying to clarify if SSB will be included with the permanent allocation.I believe Australia is the only other country allowing SSB on 10 MHz for hams."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alokesh! only discovered your blog today and thinks it great! have been looking for information on Community Radio in India and never know where to look! how do you find out about upcoming related events or workshops?